Want a Refreshing Way to Kick off Your Summer Party?
For my family, summer is a time for lazy days filled with good times shared with friends and family—all while savoring the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables at pool parties, beach parties, barbeques, picnics, and family dinners.
My favorite summer fruit to indulge in is sweet and juicy watermelon picked fresh from the garden. I love it so much that I just had to make these cute watermelon cards that can be used as a greeting card or invitation for summer birthdays and parties. These would also make great "thank you" cards for camp counselors or "cheer up" and "thinking of you" cards!
These are so simple to make and assemble, you can involve the whole family in this fun and juicy summer paper craft project. Come learn how to make a watermelon card for some crafty summer fun!
To Start, You Will Need A Sheet Each Of Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper Plus A Small Piece Of Scrap Black Paper For The Seeds
What You'll Need
- Scrapbook Paper: You'll need a sheet of pink, green, white, and black scrapbook paper.
- Glue Stick
- Embellishments (optional)
1. Print the Template
I designed this watermelon printable and am happy that many of you will use it to create beautiful invitations. Please remember two things about this design I am allowing everyone to download for free:
- This design is for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed.
- You are welcome to tell your friends and share this free printable, but you are not permitted to share the file directly with them.
Thank you, and please enjoy!
2. Prepare the Stencils
You can prepare the stencils two ways:
- Print four copies if you want to make more than one watermelon card.
- Print one copy for one-time use.
Multiple Use Stencil Instructions
- Glue the four stencils to thin cardboard, such as a recycled cereal box.
- Cut out one circle of each size plus one "bite mark."
- Trace the largest circle onto the green scrapbook paper, the middle size onto the white paper, and the smallest circle on the pink scrapbook paper.
Single Use Stencil Instructions
- Glue one stencil to some thin cardboard or cardstock and cut out one circle, starting with the largest.
- Trace the large circle onto the green paper.
- Cut out the next size circle and trace onto the white scrapbook paper.
- Cut out the smallest circle and trace onto the pink paper.
- Finally, cut out the bite mark and set it aside to use after you assemble the card.
3. Trace and Cut the Circles
Now that you've created the stencils on the paper, use them to trace the shapes on the correct paper. Then, cut the shapes out of the scrapbook paper!
4. Assemble the Watermelon
Glue the circles together to create what looks to be a slice of an entire watermelon.
Using a roll-on glue stick, glue the white circle onto the green circle, and then glue the pink circle onto the white circle.
5. Put It Together
- Fold the glued layered circle in half, and using your finger, gently form a crease.
- Place the bottom half of the "bite mark" stencil on top of the watermelon slice and adjust until you are happy with the size and location. Trace and cut out.
- Cut teardrop shapes from a small piece of black paper for the watermelon seeds. Glue them onto both sides of the card. You can draw the shapes on the black paper beforehand if that makes it easier. I like the imperfect shapes from cutting my seeds freehand because it gives each card its own personality.
Voila! The Finished Watermelon Card
You're done! Congratulations on creating a custom watermelon card. If you want to see more ideas, I've shared other designs I created using this template below!
Did You Like This Easy Craft Idea?
© 2013 Corrinna Johnson
Thanks For Visiting...Leave Me A Comment And Let Me Know What You Think! - Do You Think These Watermelon Cards Are A Fun DIY Summer Paper Craft Project For Part
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on July 15, 2014:
What a wonderful tutorial! I love it!
Anna from chichester on July 07, 2014:
I have to say, I think this is genuinely the coolest card idea for summer parties! I'm no card-making expert but these look like something I could do, even though they look at first glance like they would take a lot of time and work.
Wilson Lisa from Hong Kong on July 06, 2014:
easy to follow, such a cute card
CherylsArt on June 02, 2014:
These are such a cute idea!
Ruthi on May 22, 2014:
These watermelon cards ar a delightful summer project for ids and adults! These would make great summertime BBQ invitations too!
Mickie Gee on January 30, 2014:
I love this watermelon card. I pinned it to my Glue Gun Slinger Corral on Pinterest because you use a glue stick.
Marie on January 18, 2014:
Really fun and so cute for a summer themed craft.
hovirag on August 27, 2013:
@Lee Hansen: completely agree with you!
June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on August 23, 2013:
These cards are just adorable! LUV!
Lee Hansen from Vermont on August 22, 2013:
Adorable and clever watermelon card design, and a great template with tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas with us.
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on July 21, 2013:
These are darling watermelon cards! You're very talented!
Green-horizon on July 17, 2013:
Excellent idea. I bookmark this lense and whenever I got time I will try to make these cards.
mcstacy on June 27, 2013:
I love the idea. Thanks for sharing. I would like to make these.
Gayle Dowell from Kansas on May 28, 2013:
Very cute card. I love make it yourself projects.
Ben Reed from Redcar on May 14, 2013:
Such a wonderfully novel idea - love it!
VineetBhandari on May 12, 2013:
This will be such a fun to try it with my kid :)
lesliesinclair on May 08, 2013:
This is sweet and fun. I'd love to receive one of these cards in the mail.
Vikki from US on May 06, 2013:
Love those watermelon cards. So cute and look like something I could actually do! ;)
PinkstonePictures from Miami Beach, FL on May 06, 2013:
This is such a sweet, simple but effective card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
RinchenChodron on May 06, 2013:
Easy and cute! Well done.
Dusty2 LM on May 06, 2013:
Really nice idea for a Summer get together as watermelons are popular at cook outs. Appreciate you sharing this lens. Thank You! Have a Great Summer!
blancaverome on May 06, 2013:
These are really cute! I don't have any parties planned, but I'll have to think of something to make these for.
PippiDust on May 06, 2013:
I love it, it's easy and cool at the same time.
Alan Katz from Florida on May 05, 2013:
Thanks for this lens. Looks like fun.
ixodoi on May 05, 2013:
This is so cool. I am totally going to do that with my little boy on his school vacation! Thank you.
anitabreeze on May 05, 2013:
Very cute, you are so crafty!